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ScotStat Twitter Policy

The Scottish Government Twitter account @ScotStat is managed by the Scottish Government Statistics Group.

Tweets will be about:

  • Publications (including corrections and updates)
  • Consultations (and reporting the results)
  • Updates to datasets on



If you follow us on Twitter we will not automatically follow you back. Being followed by ScotStat does not imply endorsement of any kind.


We will update and monitor our Twitter account during office hours, Monday to Friday.

Twitter may occasionally be unavailable and we accept no responsibility for lack of service due to Twitter downtime.

@Replies and Direct Messages

The statistics group reads all Direct Messages and ensures that any emerging themes or helpful suggestions are passed to the relevant people in the Scottish Government. We will also keep an eye on @replies and respond if we feel it would be appropriate to do so.

The usual ways of contacting us for official correspondence are detailed in the contact us section of our website: